A Few Observations on the LA Rams Move
Starting in 2016, the St. Louis Rams will be the LA Rams, and in “2019” they will get a new stadium.
- This will mark the third move for the Rams.
- California will now have 4 NFL teams, more than any other state.
- The Rams, an NFC West team, will no longer be east of the Cowboys, an NFC East team.
- Teams will no longer be able to threaten a move to LA if they don’t get a new stadium. Will St. Louis be the new place they threaten a move to?
- No public funds will be used to build the new stadium. St. Louis offered $400 million for a new stadium and were rejected. Will this undermine future threats by teams to move if they don’t get a new stadium?
- St. Louis is at 38.6°N. In the past ten years, only three teams south of there have appeared in the Super Bowl: the Arizona Cardinals in 2009, the New Orleans Saints in 2010, and the San Francisco 49ers in 2013. Of those three, only the Saints won. I doubt this will have any influence on the Rams making it (or not making it) to the Super Bowl, I just thought it was interesting.